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After INF treaty exit, U.S. tests ground-launched cruise missile

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Monday that it had tested a conventionally-configured ground-launched cruise missile that hit its target after more than 500 km (310 miles) of flight, the first such test since the United States pulled out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

In a statement, the Pentagon said the test took place on Sunday at San Nicolas Island, California.

The United States formally withdrew from a landmark 1987 nuclear missile pact with Russia earlier this month after determining that Moscow was violating the treaty, an accusation the Kremlin has denied.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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